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Otoe County Museum

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A Mechanical Coin Bank Phyllis Witte presented on behalf of the Otoe County Museum at the Nebraska City History Harvest event held at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Basin Visitors Center on September 12, 2010.

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Otoe County Museum, Nebraska City History Harvest, 2010

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Otoe County Museum

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Items in the Otoe County Museum Collection

Charles Mellon gave this mechanical coin bank to the Otoe County museum so that generations of children could continue to enjoy a hundred-year-old toy. Mechanical coin banks were a post-Civil War American invention, popular among Victorians because…

Phyllis Witte demonstrates the "Teddy and the Bear" mechanical coin bank in action to the History Harvest graduate student assistant Rob Voss. You can find this and other stories on the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

Phyllis Witte tells the "Teddy and the Bear" mechanical coin bank story to the History Harvest graduate student assistant Rob Voss. You can find this and other stories on the History Harvest YouTube Channel.